Poshan Abhiyaan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative launched

Published: February 13, 2020

Union Minister of Health and Union Minister of HRD jointly launched the School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Under the initiative, two teachers in every school will be designated ‘Health and wellness ambassador’ to create awareness about health issues. The programme will be implemented in 200 districts, initially and will be ..


NIRDPR partnered with UNICEF to set up ‘Communication Resource Unit’

Published: January 27, 2020

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development, has recently partnered with UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’. Equipped with a skilled team will support in developing strategies and IEC (Information Education and Communication) material, rolling ..



September month to be celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’

Published: September 2, 2019

Union Government is celebrating the entire month of September as “Rashtriya Poshan Maah” (National Nutrition Month) to emphasise the need for healthy nutrition. This initiative is aimed at sensitising public on healthy eating, addressing twin issues of malnutrition and undernutrition and obesity in some sections and also intensifying existing nationwide campaign for ‘malnutrition-free India‘. About ..




Malnutrition: Where does India Stand

Published: July 11, 2019

The Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019 report authored by the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme has again underlined a sad picture of hunger and malnutrition amongst children in large pockets of India. The report states that the poorest sections of society are caught in a trap of poverty ..


Economic Survey 2018-19

Published: July 7, 2019

The Economic Survey 2018-19 was tabled in the parliament by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs. The Key Highlights of Economic Survey 2018-19 are as follows: India’s GDP (gross domestic product) is projected to grow at a rate of 7 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20. The survey views Indian Economy as ..